CLE Seminars

Intellectual Property Review—Updates and Changes from 2018
Friday, February 22, 2019/9:00 a.m.–1:30 p.m
Live Seminar at the Oregon State Bar Center, 16037 SW Upper Boones Ferry Road, Tigard, or Live Webcast from Your Computer
4 General CLE credits

Cosponsored by the Intellectual Property Section.

Register: Live Event or Webcast

Examine the past year’s activity in intellectual property with a review of trademark, copyright, and patent law. Federal cases and Trademark Trial and Appeal Board (TTAB) proceedings will be covered during the trademark review. Patent law topics include 2018 significant cases pending at the Supreme Court as well as changes at the Patent Office under Director Iancu.

Enjoy a special lunch presentation, “Patenting Artificial Intelligence Technologies,” by Mark Alleman, Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle LLP, and Dave Bourgeau, Kolitch Romano LLP.

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The Break-Up: Terminating Ownership Interests in Closely Held Businesses
February 26, 2019/3:00–5:00 p.m.
World Trade Center, Mezzanine/26 SW Salmon, Portland
Multnomah Bar Association CLE Program

This CLE will provide a comprehensive look at all aspects of business breakups, including shareholder disputes, LLC member disputes, oppression claims, squeeze-out mergers, and reverse stock splits. Our speakers, Bob McGaugheyand Aurelia Erickson, with the law firm McGaughey Erickson, will cover considerations for planning when forming entities as well as litigation that ensues over breakups in closely-held businesses. This is the ideal CLE for anyone advising businesses or engaged in business litigation.

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Loose Lips Sink Partnerships (and Clients Too): The Ethical Way to Honor Client Confidentiality
Thursday, February 28, 2019 /2:30 p.m.–3:30 p.m. Pacific,
Mesa CLE Webinar on Your Computer
1 Ethics credit

Click to register: $65

One of the most sacrosanct duties for lawyers is the duty of confidentiality. A client has a right to trust that his or her lawyer will not improperly divulge information about the representation. This trust is one of the hallmarks of the client-lawyer relationship. In this surprisingly funny webinar, legal humorist Sean Carter explores the contours of the rules concerning lawyer confidentiality.

Presenter: Sean Carter spent a decade as a securities lawyer before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career as the country’s foremost Humorist at Law. Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 350 legal organizations in three dozen states.


Lies, Damn Lies, and Legal Marketing: The Ethics of Legal Marketing
Wednesday, March 6, 2019/10 a.m.–11 a.m. Pacific,
Mesa CLE Webinar on Your Computer
1 Ethics credit

Click to register: $65

Like all professionals, lawyers must market their services. Unlike other professionals, lawyers must do so while meeting demanding ethical standards. This offbeat ethics webinar will demonstrate the dos and (mostly) don’ts of legal marketing using real-life (and often comical) examples of:

  • Websites
  • Blogs
  • Social media
  • Mail solicitations
  • Client consultations
  • And much more

Presenter: Sean Carter spent a decade as a securities lawyer before leaving the practice of law to pursue a career as the country’s foremost Humorist at Law. Since then, Mr. Carter has crisscrossed the country delivering comedic professional educational seminars for more than 350 legal organizations in three dozen states.